Poetic Asides Challenge, day 2

An Asian American

Lighten up,
even friends would say
whenever she cringed
at a singsong chant
or failed to laugh
during Avenue Q,
each order a knife
that carved her into
less of herself around them
until all that remained
was a cheshire grimace.

– pld

One thought on “Poetic Asides Challenge, day 2

  1. Peg, I love what you do with twisting the grammar of those last few lines. Wonderful move.

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